Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 591070
command chvt and eject are missing in anaconda
Last modified: 2013-07-04 08:50:05 EDT
Description of problem:
We use chvt during the %pre-section of anaconda to switch to a different console to get input from the user.
That worked in RHEL5, but in RHEL6 Beta the command chvt is missing.
Also we use eject to eject the CD we boot from. This command is also missing in RHEL6.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from RHEL6 Beta DVD
2. as soon as the graphical installer is started, switch to VT2 with
3. on this shell the commands chvt and eject are not available
sh: chvt: command not found
sh: eject: command not found
For command 'chvt':
Switch to a different console with e.g. 'chvt 1' to the first console.
For command 'eject <device_of_cd-drive>':
The tray of the specified CD drive should open.
I filed a similar bug for the missing command nslookup, Bugzilla ID is 591064.
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release. Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release. This request is not yet committed for
Fixed in version anaconda-13.21.39-1
in RHEL6.0-20100512.0 chvt command is present but eject is not. Moving back to ASSIGNED.
Fixed in version anaconda-13.21.42-1
In anaconda-13.21.45-1.el6 both chvt and eject are present. Moving to VERIFIED.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Beta 2 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.